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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Steeley, May 31, 2004.

  1. Steeley

    Steeley LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 85

    Does anyone have a Accelerator bagging system, wondering how they work in wet conditions??
  2. competitiveimageland

    competitiveimageland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    all depends on how high the grass is but its gunna clog if its soaked as will any bagger in a rain storm because the grass sticks to the walls and doesnt allow ample air flow , i have the same problems with my 5.5 hp honda trac vac as i do with an accelerator when you get stuck in wet conditions , i usually go over the lawn cuttting as i usually would then with the deck raised and the vac full blast suck up and it does beautiful work and does pick up the full amount that it would on the first pass
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Well said! I like my accelerator.
  4. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    I have never used an accelerator catcher, but the Grass Gobbler catcher that I have for my 48" Bob-Cat mower (which I love) has never given me any trouble.
  5. S&H Lawn Care Inc

    S&H Lawn Care Inc LawnSite Member
    from va
    Posts: 21

    I agree with them, I like mine also.
  6. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    The only problem w/Accelerators is Dust w/leaves...you need the cloth cover....otherwise they pack better & easier on off than cloth baggers & Much Lighter than Gobblers!

  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    When it's soaking sopping wet out, and we are forced to cut, we cut first without the accelerator, then do a quick once over with the accelerator on, and it will pick up the grass without clogging.
    As with anything, it's all about expectations and what yours are. We though are pleased with our accelerator.
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Can you put an accelerator on with a masterchute device installed also. Most lawn I have I want to discharge and get a Masterchute device, than on the other hand, I have have a few lawns I want to be able to collect grass with the same more. Of course I do not plan on using the Masterchute while the bagging unit is installed. I would just leave it in the open position.

    Is this possible?

  9. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 922

    I don't know about the masterchute, but the accelerator will go on and off with a director installed.
  10. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    I know you cant use that combo with out taking the master off on a Ultracut deck.

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